This Ground Beef-based, lower calorie sausage brings the bold, spicy flavors of Chorizo to a savory blend of eggs, bread, red pepper and spinach.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Stir in bell pepper and spinach; set aside.
Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner), 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, beat eggs, milk, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in large bowl until blended. Stir in bread and 1 cup cheese. Stir in sausage mixture.
Spray 3-quart shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour sausage mixture into prepared dish. Top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Cover with aluminum foil; bake in 350°F oven 40 minites. Remove foil; continue baking 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with toppings, if desired.
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Nutrition information per serving,: 638 Calories; 216 Calories from fat; 24g Total Fat (11 g Saturated Fat; 6 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 371 mg Cholesterol; 1501 mg Sodium; 48 g Total Carbohydrate; 4.1 g Dietary Fiber; 53 g Protein; 0 mg Calcium; 7.3 mg Iron; 12.4 mg NE Niacin; 0.7 mg Vitamin B6; 3.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.5 mg Zinc; 58.5 mcg Selenium; 322.3 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.
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